Leighton Hall & Welsh Wander
We began July with a visit to the Leighton Hall Classic Car Show and Barbara tells us about it. Eight cars, six of them MGs, arrived at the designated A6 Layby, to form up in convoy and travel on to our destination. Roger suggested this new venue for our monthly Sunday Run and the dark clouds that had scattered a few raindrops en-route to the M6 – and threatened to stop us to put hoods up – had now thankfully dispersed.
On arrival, a field – already fairly full of Classic cars – met our eyes, all parked up in front of the impressive Leighton Hall. We were soon parked up together, enjoying morning coffee, together with cake, courtesy of Rhoda. Cars of all ages, shapes, sizes and colours had gathered for this Annual Classic Car Event and it wasn’t long before folks wandered off to see what “goodies” were on offer for sale. Tours of the house attracted the “girls”, whereas the “boys” found the exhibits more of a draw. In due course, picnic hampers appeared and their contents devoured. The good weather was a bonus and everyone left having enjoyed a “Run with a difference”, all thanks to Roger and Olive.
After the Monthly Meeting – and an impromptu tree and shrub [!] based quiz, courtesy of Janet – five members headed off to LLandrindod Wells and the classic friendly Metropole Hotel to take part in Country Lane Tour’s “Welsh Wander” weekend. We visited the magnificent, eccentric and highly recommended Abbey Cwm Hir Hall but, be warned, it will give an ardent “declutterer” migraine! Before visiting Hay on Wye – and an excellent lunch – we were given the opportunity to examine Riversimple’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered electric car. The future is silent, clean, green and economical. A fascinating and busy month!